Most tourists think Rwanda safaris are all about mountain gorilla tracking; clean beautiful streets, Genocide memorials, birding, wildlife, hikes and perhaps its fabulous rich culture. But you will be surprised to know that a trip to Gisenyi and particularly Lake Kivu can be too awesome and scenic beach spot with all it takes to have a wonderful relaxed leisure beach holiday. Lake Kivu boasts some of the best beach in Rwanda and a great place to base your self for your most relaxed Rwanda gateway either in the beginning or at the end of your Rwanda safari tour. If you want to relax- chill out and enjoy Rwanda’s beautiful sandy tropical beach where sun bathing, swimming and boat cruise break your silence at any time lake kivu is a place of no regret.

Get Amazed with lovely panoramic views of islands and hills after your Gorilla tracking once or twice in volcanoes national park, or primate tracking in Nyungwe forest the most interesting adventure activities of Rwanda and a must do in most of Rwanda safaris. You can dip your toes into the lake as you read a book and also chill out or visit the nearby islands for some cultural interaction a rare experience which will inspire you to spend more days around the lake. Couples, friends and family enjoy spending time together here all day long. Unless otherwise but whoever visits the lake falls in love with it immediately. Food, coffee is another thing which will make you appreciate everything about Africa and its attractions because all the lodges and hotels offer excellent food to travellers depending of their taste. If you love Fish the time to be at the source is all about you and Tilapia is more common and always fried. Cold drinks are always a call away to cool you down after   any beach activity or to fuel your novel or book reading.

The beach is sited north of Rwanda in Gisenyi a popular town in Rwanda and a neighbor to Goma a connecting town between Rwanda and Congo. Boredom is a dream while in lake kivu due to variety of beach and water sport activities to chose from. If you are planning to let hair down and experience an candle light dinner down in the sand on one of the islands or around the beach, lake kivu has the best atmosphere before and after in the dark. If Serena hotel isn’t in line with you budget other hotels and lodges also arrange private candle light dinners in the most attractive and surprising way. If you enjoy being on the water be sure to explore the lake to your fullest. However kids love playing in the sand and swimming a nice place for family tours as well on big days and weekends. When you have had your fill of the sun there is still plenty to do on the lake & it’s always a great place to mix up rest days with days spent exploring whenever you visit any new place and this town is no exception.Why not set off to discover the beautiful land of many great views , hills,islands and mountains which still stand in Gisenyi whether you prefer nature,culture,adventure and other tourist activities. Obviously a visit to Rwanda would’nt be complete without trying ome local foods and on one of lake kivu islands and a visit to Gisenyi in general.

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